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Monday, 24 September 1906


The CHAIRMAN - Senator Playfordwill see that clause 2 provides that the duties of Excise shall be imposed on spirits " in accordance with the schedule."

Senator Sir JOSIAHSYMON (South Australia) [8.57]. - I think that the Minister of Defence is quite right; and we ought not to so hurriedly settle this matter. The enacting part of the Bill says that the duties are imposed in accordance with the schedule, but there is engrafted a proviso which exempts from the operation of the schedule all spirits distilled in Australia, irrespective of time, age, or any other condition. I think we ought to insert the words, "not having been matured by storage in wood for a period of not less than two years."

Motion- (by Senator Playford) agreed to -

That the House of Representatives be requested to further amend clause 2 by inserting after the word "Australia" in the requested amendment, the following words : - " and not having been matured by storage in wood for a period of two years."

Clause, as requested to be amended, agreed to.

Clause 3 agreed to.

Schedule -







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